Bored Ape creators Yuga Labs have made a big advance in reaching mainstream gamers with one of the world’s top Fortnite players posting a high score in their Dookey Dash game.
UK gamer Mongraal – real name Kyle Jackson – tweeted a series of “Total Score” Dookey Dash screenshots with progressively higher scores, culminating in 864,396. He claimed first position in the Dookey Dash leaderboard each time.
Dookey Dash is a simple endless runner game where the player moves through a sewer pipe, avoiding obstacles and picking up objects. Points are awarded for progress down the never-ending pipe, as well as picking up fragments and breaking barriers.
Access to the game is restricted to those holding “Sewer Passes”. These NFTs were originally given to those holding Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs, but trading in passes since the game launched on January 19 has been fierce. At one point, prices peaked over $10k for a pass, but have now fallen to just over $9k. Total trading volume is over $58m.
The game will end on February 8, and scores will be finalised February 15. At that point, Yuga has indicated the Sewer Passes will be able to be minted into something else, presumably based on high scores achieved.
Mongraal, who is 18 years old, is one of the most high-profile gamers globally. He began playing Fortnite professionally at 13, has 2.1 million followers on Twitter and more than 5.4 million on Twitch.
Responding to suggestions on Twitter that he may have been paid to play Dookey Dash for somebody else, Mongraal said that he was holding his own Sewer Pass.
“Yes sir I’m playing for myself and I have basically all my runs recorded,” he tweeted.
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